I love this crisp Winter salad – persimmon is one of my favourite fruits – especially in savoury dishes such as this.
The sweetness of the persimmon and pear perfectly compliment the bold and spicy flavours of the fennel and rocket. The toasted almonds add that little bit of crunch. The orangey dressing is a lovely accompaniment. It really makes the most of the delicious navel oranges that come into season in New Zealand in June. Pair it with pan-fried white fish, chicken or salmon. If you’ve got an abundance of persimmons, or (like me) just really love them then be sure to try this delicious dessert – honey baked persimmons with vanilla and cinnamon.